Why is my Epson ET-1810 printer stopping during printing and flashing alternating red lights? Your printer has likely encountered a waste ink counter overflow. To fix this problem, You need to reset Epson ET-1810 printer’s waste ink counter to 0% for the printer to continue functioning.
So how can you accurately determine if your printer is experiencing a waste ink counter overflow? What are the causes, consequences, and how can you fix it? We will help you understand and learn how to troubleshoot the issue to get your printer back up and running.
Epson ET-1810 Waste Ink Counter Overflow Error – Service Required
There could be different errors with the same flashing light status, but when the printer stops working due to a waste ink counter overflow, you can check for the exact error message on the LCD screen (if your printer has one) and the error message on your computer.
Alternatively, you can use software to read the waste ink counter values of your Epson ET-1810 printer.
+ One of the most common symptoms of a problem with the Epson ET-1810 printer is the alternating flashing red lights, and the printer stops.
+ When checking the printer status on your computer, you may see the message: “Ink pads are at the end of their service life” if multiple counters are overflowing. Or “Ink pad is at the end of its service life” if only one counter is overflowing.
+ By using the WIC Reset Utility software and clicking on the “Read Waste Ink Counter” button, you can determine the values of the waste ink counters. If any counters are above 100%, the printer has stopped due to a waste ink counter overflow.
As mentioned above, the leading cause of the alternating red light error on the Epson ET-1810 printer is usually an overflow of the waste ink counter (waste ink pad counter).
So what is the waste ink counter, and why is it necessary?
The waste ink counter’s purpose is to count the amount of waste ink the printer uses during its operation. When it reaches the limit, the printer stops to prevent the waste ink from overflowing and causing damage to the printer.
The alternating red lights indicate that the waste ink counter has reached its limit.
The Waste ink counter overflow error can occur after prolonged use or if the user does not perform regular maintenance steps such as cleaning the printer, replacing the waste ink pad, and resetting the waste ink counter.
Notes on Troubleshooting:
With the WIC Reset Utility software, you can easily reset the waste ink counter to 0%.
Before resetting, back up any critical data and ensure that the printer has no pending print or copy jobs.
The steps to reset the waste ink counter for the Epson ET-1810 printer are as follows:
Step 1: Download the WIC Reset Utility software here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2: Purchase the reset key here.
Step 3: Follow the instructions to reset the waste ink counter here: How to reset Epson printer
If unsure, you can use the TRIAL or trial before purchasing the reset key. If the TRIAL or trial key is successful and the printer usually operates, purchasing the reset key to reset the waste ink counter to 0% is recommended.
– After resetting the waste ink counter, you may need to replace or clean the pad. Detailed instructions on how to do this can also be found in the technical documentation or on the ResetKey.net website.
– In addition to resetting the waste ink counter, perform other regular maintenance steps such as cleaning the printer, replacing the ink, and replacing necessary components.
– Note that if your Epson ET-1810 printer is still under warranty, it should be taken to a service center for repair. Using the WIC Reset Utility software may void the warranty.
Resetting the Epson ET-1810 printer when the red lights are flashing alternately is a standard solution to this issue. Performing the waste ink counter reset and following regular maintenance steps can help you troubleshoot the problem and maintain the printer’s performance in the long run.